Diabetes is a chronic disease with no cure that affects an estimated 23.6 million Americans. Since 1987, the death rate due to diabetes has increased by 45% and childhood diabetes has increased tenfold.
Thankfully, people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower their risk of complications or premature death.
Texoma Health Foundation’s (THF) Diabetes Initiative provides scholarships to area children with diabetes so they can attend Camp Sweeney near Gainesville. The three-week diabetes camp provides fun activities, peer support, encouragement to live a healthy lifestyle and medically supervised management education.
For more information about diabetes, visit www.diabetes.org